Eileen Hull Sizzix Chapter 2 Release Party – An Open Journal
Welcome. I’m so thrilled you’re here joining us for the Eileen Hull Sizzix Chapter 2 Release Party. Maybe you’re starting at this post on Artsy Findings, or you’re starting at Eileen Hull’s blog. Either way, you’ve entered the blog hop zone full of inspiration, ideas and fun. Eileen’s team is featuring Eileen Hull’s Chapter 2 Folio coordinating dies manufactured by Sizzix, as well as this darling 3-D trailer BIGZ die. The team is specifically featuring the Card, Waterfall and Tags Die Set, the Book Binding Die, and the Bigz L Camper Scoreboards die. I love the versatility of Eileen’s dies . . . so many possibilities. So I encourage you, grab a cup of Joe or tea, sit down and enjoy.
I wanted to bring you an out of the box album. I’ve been wanting to do an open type of mini book, and here was the perfect opportunity. I chose not to use the folio cover for this mini book, however it is an amazing journal die that I now have purchased for my collection. But for this little mini book I used the Card, Waterfall, and Tag Die Set, and the Bookbinding and Label Set alone. I enjoyed creating this coverless book and used the bookbinding die as the spine. I used tags as pages for the inside of this book as well as lots of Gel Press prints and other trinkets to fill the mini book. This kooky gal featured on the cover, I think we will name her Gladius, is housed in this book as well as well as some other interesting characters. This mini measures about 5 1/2″ x 5″.
The mini book I created is a reminder to myself, that even though I’m kooky and sometimes nutty, what I have to offer (and what you have) is important to those around us. Remember you are special. Consider making your own sweet reminders. Squash those negative thoughts, and create reminders of to help you live out loud with passion.
You’ll want to check out all the different ways the team used these dies on the Blog Hop. Click through and leave a comment here and on each of the designers’ posts for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate in Eileen’s Etsy Shop! Below the gallery of photos, listed are the blog hop participants/Eileen Creative Team Members. Be prepared to be wowed.
Join us on Facebook Live and YouTube Live for an up close and personal look at the team’s projects. Eileen will also demo how to use the dies during the Live segment.
I hope you can join us in this fun event and be prepared to be inspired. Thanks for hopping along.
Meet Gladys. You can find your own friend similar to Gladys by visiting a very talented and sweet artist by the name of Kristin Peterson HERE. Here stamps are awesome! When viewing the photos in the gallery, just click on one and feel free to click on through them by using the right arrow. To exit, hit escape.
The cover, featuring Gladius, is created by the Bookbinding die and provides an open cover. The back of the bookbinding die serves as the spine of the book.
The inside pages are made up of tags from Eileen’s new tag die set, material, gel press prints, and more. Note that one of the tags has a slit and serves as a pocket for other tags. Love it. There are hidden little tags among this book and fold outs too. Can you spot them?
Note that the page on the right flips out and also has a hidden tag that flips over like a page, within a page. Gladius is all about being interactive and outgoing. Note that Fido, Gladius’ dog has a hidden his little lace morsel in a secret pocket that pulls out to say . . . ‘A strange and wonderful place. You will find it.’ Gel Press prints make for a colorful and unique background. If you’d like to know more ab out Gel or Mono printing, you’ll find lots more on my blog.
The last pages and back cover help to complete this chunky funky mini book.
Don’t forget to make a comment on each designer’s blog for your chance to win! Enjoy and I hope this encourages you to create with a positive outlook in mind. Warmest creative wishes!
Eileen Hull Designs
Sarah Lizzie Dodd
Cheryl Waters YOU ARE HERE
Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide
Cheryl- I love Gladius and her little dog and the whole concept! What a cool way to bind the book- love when people (like you!) think out of the box! The colors are beautiful and the gorgeous gel press pages make the whole piece come together. Thanks so much for sharing your many talents with us in such a cool way!
Thanks for your sweet comment! You are always so encouraging and such a blessing to us all!
wow! I love this journal! Love the colours and how fun it is. Wish I was this creative. Stunning.
Thanks for your sweet words of encouragement Sharon! Enjoy the blog hop! Thanks for being here.
Such a fun and quirky little book! Great and unique use of the dies – love the little picket you created!
Thank you sweet Susie. 🙂 Enjoying this blog hop with you.
You had me at Pink & funky!! Love it!!
Mitsyana, then you’re creatively like minded. Love it. Have a great day.
What a fabulous work of art, and so different too. I will have to come back and have another longer look through because there are so many delicious bits and pieces to look at – thank you for sharing
Jane, thanks for your sweet comments and hopping along. Have fun!
Love, LOVE, LOVE this beautiful little pink Gladys book! Of all the takes on Eileen Hull’s sizzix release, THIS one is my FAVORITE, fabulous result! Can’t wait to see more of your work.
Nancy, thanks for your sweet comments. Means a lot!!! Wishing you a beautiful blog hop day!
Brenda R Towsley
This is wonderful! Your blog title is perfect, your work is very artsy! Love it!
Thank you so much Brenda. Enjoy the hop!! Feel free to subscribe if you’d like.
Really nice. Thank you for the inspiration.
Thanks for being here! Enjoy!
Fun an creative use of the die!
Thanks so much! Enjoy the hop.
Great use of mixed media. Love the colors.
Thanks so much Rosemary. Enjoy the hop!
Wow! You definitely have your own style! How great that these dies can accommodate ALL of our ideas!
Thanks so much. Fun and versatile!!!
Beautiful colors and so much detail. Really neat.
Thanks so much Johanna. So glad you’re hoping along!!
What a wonderful junk journal you created with the binding die cut as the binding of your book as well as the page holder! love the wild flowing pink lace and all the painting of the pages – so creative and fun! xx
Thanks so much. Very different but I guess that’s the point, right? Loved your work as well!
Wow, such an artistic journey of so many dimentions and textures. love it
Thanks so much Deby. So grateful you’re hopping along! So fun. Such different takes with the dies, right?
Gladius is very beautiful!
Thanks so much Lori. So glad you’re here.
What a wonderful project! So much inspiration! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents…
Thanks for your sweet comments Linda! Wishing you a great hop!
You’re so sweet Linda. I’m so glad you’re hopping along. Wishing you tons of fun.
Thank you so much!!! So kind!
Super cool, Cheryl! ❤
Thanks Laura. Thanks for visiting.
I adore irregular shapes in creating,,this is beyond wonderful!
Thanks so much. Means a lot. So glad you’re hopping along!!!
Quirky! So much to look at on each page, all very interesting I enjoyed this a lot Thank You xx
Thanks so much Karen I’m so glad you enjoyed! Sending warmest creative wishes.
So many greaat ideas! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for being here for all the fun.
Charming little book! So many fun details!
Thanks Bryant. So glad you enjoyed.
Tammy L Davis
Oh my goodness! This is absolutely wonderful! So different and beautiful! I love the idea of attaching the tags to the book binding die – so creative!
Thanks so much Tammy. So glad it inspired. So glad you’re hopping alonng. Enjoy.
Gorgeous I love all the layers and textures x
Thanks so much!! Wishing you a beautiful blog hopping experience.
Love your color combinations and whimsical design! The bird was great!
Thanks so much for your sweet comments! Happy hopping!
Oh how sweet!! A book of sweet reminders to live out life in passion!! Great reason and loved all of your loving details!! Fun puppy too!!
Thank you Beverly. Yes. 🙂 Wishing you a great day.
So creative. I like the colors.
Thanks Sue. 🙂